California Harassment Lawyers
California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. San Francisco offers additional protection for people who work in the city. When an employer breaks the law, the employee has legal remedies.
I'm San Francisco employment law attorney Stephen M. Murphy. I represent people who have experienced harassment or discrimination at work based on their status as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employee. I see my job as trying to right that wrong, which usually involves seeking compensation from the employer.
What Is Employment Harassment and Discrimination?
Employment harassment arises when a supervisor abuses power in a way that degrades, demeans or intimidates you based on your LGTB status. Employment discrimination may include such conduct as failure to hire or promote based on a person's sexual orientation. It also includes failure to provide benefits to a domestic partner or treating someone differently based on their protected status.
What Should I Do if I Experience Harassment or Discrimination at Work?
In an ideal workplace, you would report the conduct to the human resources department and the harassment or discrimination would stop. In this case, you wouldn't need a lawyer's help.
If your employer retaliates against you for reporting harassment or discrimination, or if you are afraid to report the conduct for fear of retaliation, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and explain your options.
Compensation for victims of employment harassment: Our attorneys obtained a $700,000 judgment for emotional distress damages and attorney fees for a female employee of the San Francisco Housing Authority who was sexually harassed by her female boss.
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For more information about LGTB discrimination or to consult San Francisco LGTB discrimination lawyer Stephen M. Murphy, call 415-986-1338 or fill out the contact form on this website.